Well friends, I’m still riding that chalkboard train! I still love it all and get all warm and fuzzy when I see anything chalkboard related. I hope you’re still on that train because I am really excited about April’s printable of the month! It’s a new way to create fun chalkboard note cards and gift tags with your own printer!
In the past, I shared some easy projects using plain black card stock and chalk but this time I wanted to share an even easier chalkboard project using your own printer. We’ve been shelling out money for expensive special “chalkboard” tags and other stuff and all this time, we have had the chalkboard power ourselves! (Palm to forehead)!
Ok, so April’s Printable of the Month are these chalkboard note cards and tags that all you need to do is slide in your own 8.5″ x 11″ card stock (solid or patterned) and hit print. You can use fun patterned piece of card stock or cut down scrapbook card stock as well. You can also just keep it simple with a solid color:
The note card printable comes with two A2 (4″ x 5.5″ when folded in half) sized note cards on one standard 8.5″ x 11″ page. When cut and folded, they will fit perfectly into standard A2 envelopes (4.375″ x 5.75″). Also, the file is a PDF and you will need to have Adobe Acrobat/Adobe Reader to download. If you don’t have Adobe on your computer, you can install it for free here.
The link to the note card printable is here: Printable Chalkboard Note Cards
To make sure that your black ink is dark enough to cover bold patterns, be sure to click on “properties” on the print set up page (this pops up when you hit print) and under “Quality Settings”, check the box “best” just like this:
This is what the page looks like when you print the file:
You will need to fold the paper the long way so the two chalkboards are one side and the long dotted line is on the other. Then use your paper cutter or scissors to cut along the dotted line after you have folded (this gets the note card to standard A2 envelope size):
Next, use your paper cutter or scissors to cut right up the center between the two chalkboards:
For the tags/labels, all you have to do is print the file onto solid or patterned standard 8.5″ x 11″ card stock and cut the sizes that you want. I made them bigger so you could cut to size.
The link to the sheet of printable chalkboard tags/labels is here: Printable Chalkboard Tags pdf
This is what the sheet of of small tags looks like when you print it out:
Again, all you have to do is simply cut your tags to size and you can punch a hole in the corner to attach to a gift:
Ok, a couple things about writing on these printed chalkboards. A standard piece of chalk will write just fine but I always recommend slightly wetting your chalk and wiping the chalk off and then waiting about 60 seconds to get a dramatic and bold chalk look. The chalk will seem faint as you write, but then after about 20 seconds, the chalk begins to dry and becomes really bold! You can also use a chalk marker.
Also, it helps to sharpen your chalk with a pencil sharpener so you can get a finer point and have more control:
I hope you guys can use these fun free printables and don’t forget, Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up and these note cards would be a fun and inexpensive gift idea to give to your child’s teachers:
Thanks for hanging out with me today and if you happened to miss Monday’s post, I wanted to make sure that you saw that I kicked off a new weekly feature called Color Palette Monday. For details, you can get to that post by clicking the image below: